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Paragliding is an air activity where an individual runs off of a hill attached to a parachute canopy and suspended in a harness and seat, they then use the wind and thermals to continue their flight.

Who is it suitable for?
Paragliding is an activity for Explorers and Network, although older Scouts may be able to take part.

Additional Information
The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) have a network of clubs, schools and providers across the UK and overseas who can help with provision of this activity, find your local club using the Paragliding Clubs list on the BHPA website within the Paragliding area.

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How to run/provide paragliding

There are 2 ways of running Paragliding in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running paragliding yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running paragliding using an external provider

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The National Governing Body for paragliding is:

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